What does “Go back-iterations” in the planning process group mean
Refers to the steps that occur previous to that step. These steps will evolve and initial plans may need updating as each item is fully planned
Note: iterations start after risk management? Because it is only after risk management is completed that the final cost and schedule can be determined.
Which activities can start in project initiating and do not end until project closing
Team building, risk identification and risk response planning
Changes can be requested in which process groups?
Monitoring and controlling
When a change request is evaluated and approved or rejected, it is part of what Process?
Perform Integrated Change Control process
Executing and Monitoring and control processes occur at the same time.
True or False
Note: Process groups all overlap. For example: a PM could use the Monitoring and control processes to monitor and control the planning of a project
What is the focus of monitoring and controlling process group?
To measure the project's performance against the performance measurement baseline
In order to release resources at any time during the project, what criteria must be met?
Work is approved
Work is accepted
Other closing activities pertaining to their work is completed
Some of the team and other stakeholders need to remain on the project to its end in order to assist the project manager in creating the final lessons learned, archiving final records, and producing the final report.
What is progressive elaboration?
The process of continually refining estimates and scope
What is the purpose of the Business Case?
It defines the reason the project was started
What is the purpose of the Project Charter?
It requires decisions about measurable project objectives, milestone schedules, and an initial budget.
Management plans generally answer the questions of?
"How will I go about planning scope, schedule, cost, etc.?"
"How will I manage and control scope, schedule, cost, etc., once planned what needs to be done?"
Describe "rolling wave planning:"
When the project is organized by phases (test phase, install phase, etc.). It might not be possible to plan each phase (project) to a detailed degree until the phase before is almost completed.
Projects that do not need as much control can be planned to a lesser degree of detail
True or False
When are we in the planning process group?
When the Initiating process group is completed
After approved changes, including corrective and preventive actions
What is the purpose of the executing process?
The "do" step
Complete work defined in the project management plan and meet the project objectives
What is important during the executing process?
Focus on managing people, following processes, and distributing information. Accomplished by constant referral back to the project management plan and project documents
Does the project management plan contain management plans for each knowledge area?
True or False
What is the purpose of Monitoring and controlling?
Measure the performance of the project per the project management plan, approving change requests, including recommended corrective and preventive actions and defect repair
During the Monitor and control process, define control?
Control Scope, Schedule and Cost, Perform Quality Control, Report Performance, Monitor and Control Risks, Administer Procurements
What is the purpose of Closing?
To collect and finalize the paperwork needed to complete the project, verify the product of the project is acceptable. Transfer the completed project to those who will use it, return resources.